Lactose intolerance, the most common enzyme intolerance, (about 70% of the world’s population suffers from it), is the inability to digest the sugar found in milk.
A deficiency of the enzyme lactase this enzyme causes undigested lactose to reach the colon causing water recall in the intestinal lumen, bacterial fermentation and formation of lactic acid and fatty acids. The greater the amount of lactose ingested, the more obvious the symptoms.
Method of collection: SALIVA
The test for lactose intolerance indicates whether the subject has or will be able to develop reduced lactase enzyme activity on a genetic basis. The genetic test differs from the Breath test in that the latter tests whether malabsorption for lactose is present, but is unable to determine whether the cause is genetic or secondary. No preparation is required for genetic testing, and the result is not influenced by external factors and lifestyle habits.
The test is recommended for anyone with typical intestinal symptoms of lactose malabsorption (nausea, bloating, cramping, meteorism, intestinal discomfort or skin rash).